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Methodist Church USA 5,698,000 - - - 1915 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "The Methodist Church was formed in 1939 by a merger of the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church South; and the Methodist Protestant Church. Figures include all 3 bodies prior to 1939. Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 5,829,000 - - - 1916 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "The Methodist Church was formed in 1939 by a merger of the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church South; and the Methodist Protestant Church. Figures include all 3 bodies prior to 1939. Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 5,970,000 - - - 1917 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "The Methodist Church was formed in 1939 by a merger of the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church South; and the Methodist Protestant Church. Figures include all 3 bodies prior to 1939. Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 6,006,000 - - - 1918 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "The Methodist Church was formed in 1939 by a merger of the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church South; and the Methodist Protestant Church. Figures include all 3 bodies prior to 1939. Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 5,937,000 - - - 1919 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "The Methodist Church was formed in 1939 by a merger of the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church South; and the Methodist Protestant Church. Figures include all 3 bodies prior to 1939. Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 6,140,000 - - - 1920 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "The Methodist Church was formed in 1939 by a merger of the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church South; and the Methodist Protestant Church. Figures include all 3 bodies prior to 1939. Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 6,289,000 - - - 1921 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "The Methodist Church was formed in 1939 by a merger of the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church South; and the Methodist Protestant Church. Figures include all 3 bodies prior to 1939. Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 6,444,000 - - - 1922 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "The Methodist Church was formed in 1939 by a merger of the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church South; and the Methodist Protestant Church. Figures include all 3 bodies prior to 1939. Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 6,522,000 - - - 1923 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "The Methodist Church was formed in 1939 by a merger of the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church South; and the Methodist Protestant Church. Figures include all 3 bodies prior to 1939. Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 6,604,000 - - - 1924 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "The Methodist Church was formed in 1939 by a merger of the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church South; and the Methodist Protestant Church. Figures include all 3 bodies prior to 1939. Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 7,066,000 - - - 1925 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "The Methodist Church was formed in 1939 by a merger of the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church South; and the Methodist Protestant Church. Figures include all 3 bodies prior to 1939. Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 6,830,000 - - - 1926 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "The Methodist Church was formed in 1939 by a merger of the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church South; and the Methodist Protestant Church. Figures include all 3 bodies prior to 1939. Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 7,171,000 - - - 1927 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "The Methodist Church was formed in 1939 by a merger of the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church South; and the Methodist Protestant Church. Figures include all 3 bodies prior to 1939. Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 7,248,000 - - - 1928 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "The Methodist Church was formed in 1939 by a merger of the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church South; and the Methodist Protestant Church. Figures include all 3 bodies prior to 1939. Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 7,245,000 - - - 1929 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "The Methodist Church was formed in 1939 by a merger of the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church South; and the Methodist Protestant Church. Figures include all 3 bodies prior to 1939. Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 7,319,000 - - - 1930 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "The Methodist Church was formed in 1939 by a merger of the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church South; and the Methodist Protestant Church. Figures include all 3 bodies prior to 1939. Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 7,247,000 - - - 1931 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "The Methodist Church was formed in 1939 by a merger of the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church South; and the Methodist Protestant Church. Figures include all 3 bodies prior to 1939. Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 7,301,000 - - - 1932 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "The Methodist Church was formed in 1939 by a merger of the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church South; and the Methodist Protestant Church. Figures include all 3 bodies prior to 1939. Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 7,153,000 - - - 1933 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "The Methodist Church was formed in 1939 by a merger of the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church South; and the Methodist Protestant Church. Figures include all 3 bodies prior to 1939. Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 7,254,000 - - - 1934 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "The Methodist Church was formed in 1939 by a merger of the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church South; and the Methodist Protestant Church. Figures include all 3 bodies prior to 1939. Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 7,320,000 - - - 1935 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "The Methodist Church was formed in 1939 by a merger of the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church South; and the Methodist Protestant Church. Figures include all 3 bodies prior to 1939. Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 7,346,000 - - - 1936 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "The Methodist Church was formed in 1939 by a merger of the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church South; and the Methodist Protestant Church. Figures include all 3 bodies prior to 1939. Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 7,387,000 - - - 1937 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "The Methodist Church was formed in 1939 by a merger of the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church South; and the Methodist Protestant Church. Figures include all 3 bodies prior to 1939. Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 7,507,000 - - - 1938 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "The Methodist Church was formed in 1939 by a merger of the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church South; and the Methodist Protestant Church. Figures include all 3 bodies prior to 1939. Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 7,590,000 - - - 1939 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "The Methodist Church was formed in 1939 by a merger of the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church South; and the Methodist Protestant Church. Figures include all 3 bodies prior to 1939. Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 7,360,000 - - - 1940 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 7,683,000 - - - 1941 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 7,838,000 - - - 1942 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 7,979,000 - - - 1943 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 8,046,000 - - - 1944 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 8,084,000 - - - 1945 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 7,732,257 - - - 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 489. Table: "The following statistical table gives the present approx. membership of the main divisions of world-wide Methodism... " Listed as "The Methodist Church "
Methodist Church USA 8,430,000 - - - 1946 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 8,000,000 - 40,000
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- 1946 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 18. "With more than 8 million members, the Methodist church was the largest single Protestant body... In addition to more than 40,000 local churches, it operated 77 colleges and universities, 10 seminaries... "
Methodist Church USA 8,568,000 - - - 1947 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 9,651,000 - - - 1948 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 8,793,000 - - - 1949 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 8,936,000 - - - 1950 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 9,066,000 - - - 1951 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 9,180,000 - - - 1952 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 9,152,000 - - - 1953 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 9,223,000 - - - 1954 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 9,313,000 - - - 1955 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 9,445,000 - - - 1956 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 9,567,000 - - - 1957 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 10,729,936 - - - 1957 Spence, Hartzell. The Story of America's Religions; New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1960) [1st printing 1957]; pg. 2. "The Methodist Church is still the largest single Protestant body in America, with a membership of 10,729,936. " [Pg. 18: formed in 1939 by reunion of Northern, Southern & Episcopal divisions. Seems to be precursor of United Methodist Church]
Methodist Church USA 9,692,000 - - - 1958 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 9,815,000 - - - 1959 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 9,543,250 - - - 1959 Stuber, Stanley I. How We Got Our Denominations: A Primer on Church History. New York: Association Press Revised Ed., 1959); pg. 202. "Approximate membp of The Methodist Church in the U.S.A., 9,543,250; African M.E., 1,166,300; African M.E. Zion, 761,000. "
Methodist Church USA 9,884,000 - - - 1960 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 10,046,000 - - - 1961 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 10,046,262 - - - 1961 Rosten, Leo (ed.). Religions in America; New York: Simon & Schuster (1963), 8th ed. [1st pub. in 1952. 8th ed. completely revised]; pg. 130. "The 1961 figures give 10,046,262 members of the Methodist Church in the United States, not including 1,663,367 preparatory members. "
Methodist Church USA 11,709,629 - - - 1961 Rosten, Leo (ed.). Religions in America; New York: Simon & Schuster (1963), 8th ed. [1st pub. in 1952. 8th ed. completely revised]; pg. 130. "The 1961 figures give 10,046,262 members of the Methodist Church in the United States, not including 1,663,367 preparatory members. "
Methodist Church USA 10,153,000 - - - 1962 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 10,235,000 - - - 1963 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 10,304,000 - - - 1964 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 10,332,000 - - - 1965 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 10,311,000 - - - 1966 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church USA 10,289,000 - - - 1967 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Pg. 390: "Members are persons who have attained full membership, usually at age 13. "
Methodist Church - black world 145,000 - - - 1844 Allen, Charles L. Meet the Methodists: An Introduction to the United Methodist Church. Nashville: Abingdon Press (1986); pg. 79. "...in 1844, there were 145,000 black members in the Methodist Church. However, with the division in 1844, the church lost most of its black members. Two years later, in 1846, there were only 30,000 blacks. "
Methodist Church - black world 30,000 - - - 1846 Allen, Charles L. Meet the Methodists: An Introduction to the United Methodist Church. Nashville: Abingdon Press (1986); pg. 79. "...in 1844, there were 145,000 black members in the Methodist Church. However, with the division in 1844, the church lost most of its black members. Two years later, in 1846, there were only 30,000 blacks. "
Methodist Church - black congregations USA 193,761 - 1,730
units
- 1936 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 521. "The 1936 Census of Religious Bodies reveals further that the number of Negroes in the Methodist Church constitute the fifth largest church group among Negroes. There are 1730 Negro churches with a membership of 193,761. "
Methodist Church - Central Jurisdiction USA 352,000 - 3,000
units
- 1939 Spence, Hartzell. The Story of America's Religions; New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1960) [1st printing 1957]; pg. 18. "In 1939, reunion finally took place, and 82% of Methodism was at last united. The merger also created a segregated Central Jurisdiction, to minister to 3,000 all-Negro Methodist churches with a membership of 352,000. "
Methodist Church in Canada Canada 128,644 - - - 1884 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Section: Pietist-Methodist Family: British Methodism; pg. 199. "The Methodist Church, Canada (1884-1925) was formed by a merger of the Methodist Church of Canada with 3 smaller Methodist bodies... Membership: At the time of their merger in 1884, the four uniting churches reported as follows: Methodist Church in Canada, 128,644 members; Methodist Episcopal Church in Canada, 25,671 members; Primitive Methodist Church, 8,090 members; Bible Christian Church, 7,398. "
Methodist Church of Brazil Brazil 60,000 - - - 1958 Kennedy, Gerald. The Methodist Way of Life. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall (1958); pg. 155. "The autonomous Methodist Church of Brazil has grown to around 60,000 members. "


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